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Latest genetic and genomic news, media resources, and information of broad interest to students and educators.

23andMe Bows To FDA's Demands, Drops Health Claims

Description: NPR Blogger, Scott Hensley describes what's going on between the FDA and 23andMe, a genetic testing company

Ancestry Tracing, Researchers Produce a Genetic Atlas of Human Mixing Events

Description: An article by Nicholas Wade on how DNA ancestry testing is being used to reconstruct history

Bid to cure HIV ramps up

Description: Clinical trial will aim to replicate a therapy that cured an infant with HIV

Case Study in Lethal Diseases and Autonomy

Description: Should expectant couples undergo prenatal testing for serious conditions that won't manifest until adulthood?

Father's genetic quest pays off

Description: A biotech entrepreneur researches his own daughter's puzzling symptoms and uncovers the cause

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code

Description: The exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code opened at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Genomics and Health

Description: Links to genomics and health impact news and publications, as well as to CDC updates and news

Human evolution: Fifty years after Homo habilis

Description: What has happened since Louis Leakey's discovery of fossils from a new species, Homo habilis?

Know Your Family History - Improve Your Health

Description: A video demonstration on how to use your family health history to assess your risks and identify ways to stay healthy

Looking to Genes for the Secret to Happiness

Description: An article by Gretchen Reynolds published in The New York Times Magazine

Navigating GeneEd Web site

Description: A video overview of GeneEd, including its potential use in the classroom and teacher testimonials

Navigating Genetics Education Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Description: A training video on using online genetics education resources from the National Library of Medicine in the classroom

NHGRI Newsroom

Description: A listing of the National Human Genome Research Institute's latest genomic news

Radical Recoding

Description: Researchers advance toward engineering "wildly new genome"

Single Gene Change Increases Mouse Lifespan by 20 Percent

Description: Study finds that modifications to the mTOR gene improves mouse life-expectancy

Study Helps to Explain How Mutations Are Caused

Description: Unusual Mechanism of DNA Synthesis Could Explain Genetic Mutations

Take the 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' Mobile App With You

Description: Information on the release of the National Human Genome Research Institute's 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' mobile app

Tweets of the Week

Description: Follow tweets written by Dr. Khoury, the director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics

When a Case Study is Not Hypothetical

Description: A blog by Laura Rivard introducing stories from people faced with an ethical dilemma related to genetics

When Should We All Have Our Genomes Sequenced?

Description: Opinions regarding the role of genomic screening and how testing contributes to improved health